Summary: for some reason , UPS left it on the front steps with no signature. In full view right out on the street. Whats up with that? Unacceptable. Does NE have some low cost shipping arrangement where no sig is required?
Pros: 3T of storage for $98 smackeroos. shipped free. Appears to be an Hitachi drive inside - I'm very happy with that. This drive is dead silent, and cool to the touch. Letting it run 24/7 for a 30 day torture treatment. Case is solid and rugged. Feels substantial.
Summary: It was supposed to be new. But it is clearly a preowned unit. I needed to change the permission status of the drive to allow my machine to write into it. It had somebody else's name on it for the read and write privilege. Still working on getting it to work. Now that I read other reviews, I might return it. There's probably a reason why it's so inexpensive.
Summary: I bought two of these for my computers. Three of my computers are running XP. Yea, Yea, I know XP is dead. These drives don't work with Windows XP. They work great with my one machine that is running Windows 7. I am keeping them because I will be changing operating systems on the older computers. I still wish it would have been more clear that they would not work with XP.
Summary: Sadly, this Buffalo was a Turkey. After several hours of moving files to it, it Failed, and could Not be recognized by either of my computers. Buffalo suggested that I download, install and run their Formatter...It would not recognize the drive! Pity...3TB for $100 was a deal...but I see now that the price is $149!! I'll pass.